Pastor Dave Jones is the founder and Senior Pastor of SBCC. Prior to starting SBCC in 1980, he had served in several ministries as a youth pastor, evangelist, and in Christian education. Dave graduated from Christian Heritage College (now SD Christian College), earning a BA in Biblical Studies in 1977.
Ronald F. Owens Jr., has worked on “Spectators of Jesus the Christ” for more than five years. He has rewritten portions of The Holy Bible in newspaper format (titled The Bible Newspaper) since 1994.
Owens accepted Jesus as his Lord and personal savior when he was eleven years old. He believes that The Holy Bible is the inerrant Word of God. He believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born, lived and died on the cross for our sin and sickness to reconcile us to God. He also believes that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, commissioned us to preach the Gospel, ascended to Heaven and imparted the Holy Spirit to help us all live as Christians.
He has been a communications professional for more than 29 years and is currently a California state civil servant. Studying The Holy Bible in the State of Israel and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has greatly augmented his Bible Newspaper and Bible Spectators writing.
Owens is the son of a retired U.S. Air Force sergeant and lives near Sacramento, California. He is the caregiver of his octogenarian parents and 105-year-old maternal grandmother.